Capital New York was recently acquired by Politico Publisher Robert Allbritton, who is now patterning it on his other website, Politico. The newly redesigned website will launch on Dec 3.
It will have more journalists and enhanced coverage to produce news “for and about the people and institutions that shape New York.” The site will focus sharply on the power trio of City Hall, Albany and the media industry.
Capital will “maintain a robust free site,” but most of the content will be available behind a paywall, which can be accessed with a “Pro” subscription. There are three of these premium plans: City Hall Pro, Albany Pro and Media Pro. All three will be free until early 2014.
City Hall and Albany coverage will be managed by Capital co-founder Josh Benson, firstname.lastname@example.org, and media by the other co-founder, Tom McGeveran, email@example.com. Gillian Reagan, firstname.lastname@example.org, is managing editor.
Political coverage will be edited by Reid Pillifant, @reidpillifant, and JoAnne Wasserman, @Bkjowasserman. Media coverage is headed by Joe Pompeo, email@example.com, @joepompeo with Matthew Lynch, firstname.lastname@example.org, @mbradylynch, Alex Weprin, email@example.com, @alexweprin, Nicole Levy, firstname.lastname@example.org, @AubernaLevy on magazines and Johana Bhuiyan, email@example.com, @JMBooyah covering digital media.
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